Met Éireann extends nationwide snow/ice weather warning into Wednesday 5 days ago

Met Éireann extends nationwide snow/ice weather warning into Wednesday

The cold snap rumbles on.

Met Éireann has extended a nationwide status yellow snow/ice weather warning into Wednesday morning ahead of further snowfall in parts of the country overnight.

Initially in place until 8pm on Tuesday, Met Éireann has extended the warning to 10am on Wednesday and warned of scattered wintry showers across the country, with some snowfall accumulations, particularly in the west and north. Frost and ice are expected to form, with temperatures dropping to between -1 and 2 degrees.

Motorists and early-morning commuters should be warned that some disruption to travel is possible, particularly on routes on higher ground.

The weather is set to continue to be unsettled for the rest of the week and while it will become a little warmer from Thursday onwards, there won’t be much of a difference from what we’ve experienced so far this week, with highs of 10 degrees and lows of zero at night on Thursday.

Wind and rain will be the order of the days over the weekend, when Storm Dennis could become the second storm to hit Ireland in successive weekends.

Dennis, should he arrive, is not expected to be as severe as Storm Ciara, but it’s not exactly going to be pleasant either, so it will be worth planning your weekend accordingly.